Prospective Student Event Aimed at Mid-Career Professionals

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University is offering mid-career professionals and other nontraditional prospective students an opportunity to ponder their next move in a “Career Planning Event” set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at CSU’s Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center.

The reservation deadline is Saturday, Nov. 15. This event is an opportunity for:

• Working professionals or anyone interested in continuing their education
• Future graduate students
• Individuals interested in a career degree, or online, weekend, or evening programs
• Active duty military and spouses

Professors and career-planning pros will be on hand to discuss two-year, four-year and graduate degree programs, including several new online offerings set to launch this spring. One such program, the online leadership master’s degree, is designed to prepare working teachers and other professionals to become principals, lead teachers, grade level teachers or academic coaches.

Meanwhile, a newly launched online bachelor of science degree program in information technology, offered through CSU, is ideal for parents and full-time workers or enlistees at Fort Benning, who are subject to base transfers and combat deployment.

Experts at the Career Planning Event also will offer guidance on career-change strategies and related, specialized programs such as the Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program.

Offered through CSU’s College of Education, TAPP targets degree-holding professionals from fields such as journalism, social work, engineering and business to apply their experience and skills to one year of intensive CSU education courses for the transition to teaching subjects such as English, social studies, math, science and languages in middle and high schools. For more information about TAPP, a two-year program that can lead to a master's, go to http://te.colstate.edu/ittp.asp or call director Roger Hatcher at 706-569-3118.

For the Career Planning Event, admissions and financial aid counselors also will be on hand. To reserve a space at the free event, go to www.colstate.edu/careerplanning or call 706-507-8849.